16. Shadow Creek -- No. 18: Par 5, 564 yards -- North Las Vegas, Nev.
Shadow Creek architect Tom Fazio once stated that in modern times, if a designer has the money and the imagination, there's nothing he can't do. The ultimate proof is Shadow Creek, which has to be seen simply to fathom first-hand what can be created from a flat, featureless desert canvas. What started as a poker table-flat site transformed into a rollicking finishing hole. From an elevated tee, the ambitious player will contend with a water carry on both shots via a series of three lakes separated by waterfalls. Choose the three-shot route and you still must fly over water to a long, narrow green surrounded by grassy hills, pine trees, mountains and flowers. Desert? What desert?